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  1. Siteleaf - A friendly CMS for your static site

    Simple hosted CMS that generates a Jekyll-based website hosted on your GitHub Pages (or similar).

  2. Webflow: Create a custom website | No-code website builder

    Very impressive in-browser site builder, but so comprehensive and detailed that it makes me feel like I don’t know how to make websites.

  3. The Radical Design of PizzaExpress - Vittles

    Digby Warde-Aldam on the chain’s design history. The Berkeley Avenue, Bristol branch was my first Pizza Express, sometime in the early 1990s.

  4. The Magic of Small Databases

    Tom Critchlow wondering about a tool/service to make it easy to create collections of your favourite things on the web. Taggable, searchable, explorable, shareable, exportable, etc.

  5. Closer to Johannes Vermeer - Rijksmuseum

    I’ve only watched the intro but seems like a really nice way to explore his paintings in detail, if you can handle Stephen Fry’s narration. (via Kottke)

  6. Will Mr. Free Speech actually do anything? (Garbage Day)

    ‘If, at any point, I think, “oh wow, an A.I. could totally speed up the way I do this” about anything, I have to accept that that task or creative process no longer has any meaning for me in my life due to corrupting pressures of capitalism and I should, instead, probably spend time thinking about how I can never do it again, rather than automating the process to do it faster.’

  7. A WIRED compendium - by Dave Karpf

    “a list of WIRED articles that best captured the vibe of the magazine through time,” US, 1993–2017. Good but, inexplicably, no ‘Mother Earth Mother Board’.

  8. The Future of the Yesterweb - Yesterweb Forum

    Closing their Discord because a 2500-person realtime chat space is unmanageable. (I’m in a couple of Discords but only dip in occasionally because they’re Too Much.)

  9. Winnie Lim » on leading a purposeless life

    “It is this space that I want. The space to move on, to tinker, to discover things I haven’t even thought of before. To be capable of giving up, letting go, quitting. I don’t wish to be fixed to something.”

  10. Timezones in Python - Benjamin “Zags” Zagorsky (PDF)

    I keep referring to bits of this, so I should save it. Handy examples of right and wrong ways to do times. (via Simon Willison)

  11. The Mega-Meldrew Point (Updated) – BrokenTV

    This year I’ll be as old as Captain Mainwearing in ‘Dad’s Army’. (via the B3ta newsletter)

  12. Café Royal Books

    Lovely series of small photo books. (via the Guardian)

  13. Tree views in CSS

    A collapsible tree view made out of lists and detail elements, no JavaScript. Witchcraft. (via Adactio)

  14. Supply Studies Syllabus - Supply Studies

    “This document … presents a series of readings in areas of interest to the critical study of logistics.” Looks fascinating. (via Scope of Work)

  15. Atlas Minor • 2022 Rotation

    I haven’t heard any of these albums yet, but the descriptions are excellent.

  16. How To Develop Good Taste, Pt. 1 — Die, Workwear!

    On how taste, especially in clothing, has changed and become more fragmented.

  17. blissblog: A Blogging Renaissance

    Simon Reynolds on the joys of blogging, after twenty years of it. Does he have more active blogs than anyone else?

  18. what do you want from the internet? - by Brian Feldman

    “It’s been weird to watch people who have never had to leave an internet haunt before be confronted with an eviction.”

  19. Exit, by Hari Kunzru

    On the early Wired UK, and the desire of libertarians to escape political, social and financial constraints.

  20. Said the Gramophone: BEST SONGS OF 2022

    It’s the happiest time of the year. (NB: Not necessarily happy songs.)

  21. Best Smart Heating Controls - Compatibility Guide

    Thorough-looking survey of smart thermostats for UK boilers. (via FaveJet)

  22. How to buy a social network, with Tumblr CEO Matt Mullenweg - The Verge

    Good, long interview. On Twitter’s financial situation: “That’s a pickle.”

  23. I Don’t Want to Be an Internet Person

    ”Eventually, we will stop pretending that the internet is a sideshow and that our real culture, the better culture, is somewhere else.” (via Web Curios)

  24. Katherine Rundell · Consider the Hummingbird · LRB 3 November 2022

    “…in 1888 an auction house in London sold 400,000 hummingbird skins in one single, bloody afternoon.”

  25. A year of new avenues

    “I want to insist on an ama­teur internet; a garage internet; a pub­lic library internet; a kitchen ta­ble inter­net. Now, at last, in 2023, I want to tell the tech CEOs and ven­ture capitalists: pipe down. Buzz off. Go fave each other’s tweets.”